(The Hosting News) – Cloud Linux Inc., an innovative software company dedicated to serving the needs of hosting service providers, today announces the release of SecureLVE™, an extension of CloudLinux’s Lightweight Virtual Environment™ technology which creates a higher level of security for shared hosting servers. SecureLVE provides a virtualized file system, which separates each user on the server into its own virtual environment, preventing one user from seeing any other users on the server. This new server security makes it difficult for hackers to attack, deface, or steal data from the shared web server.
SecureLVE is based on CloudLinux’s Lightweight Virtual Environment technology, which allows the administrator to control CPU usage on a server at the tenant or application level. Providing a security layer that limits the available applications, devices, and what a user can see in the file system, SecureLVE technology makes it harder for an attacker to penetrate the server.
“SecureLVE is the first out-of-the-box solution that delivers a high level of security in a shared hosting environment,” states Igor Seletskiy, Cloud Linux Inc. Founder and CEO. “At Cloud Linux we will continue to deliver tools that improve the stability and security of the hosting environment, and give hosting providers the control and flexibility they need to manage the more complex challenges brought on with the rise of cloud computing.”
On a typical shared server, one user can often see other users on the system, as well as in some cases – their configuration files, including passwords. By compartmentalizing each user in its own environment and limiting the commands that each user can execute, the vector of attacks against the server is significantly diminished and server’s overall security is enhanced. With SecureLVE, many attacks that can happen on the server are completely prevented.
The release of this new innovative security tool is further demonstration of Cloud Linux’s promise to help service providers increase security, stability and control of the server environment for more efficient and profitable operations. Cloud Linux invented the Lightweight Virtual Environment™ a kernel-level technology that limits the amount of resources (CPU, I/O, memory) available to a specific process or customer. LVE isolates specific hardware resources in a lightweight environment and prevents one tenant on a shared server from affecting others – especially due to a sudden peak load from a single tenant.
SecureLVE provides the system administrator with functionality similar to container based virtualization, but on the application level, instead of the OS level. It will fill the gap between shared hosting and virtual private servers (VPS), and will allow server administrators to increase server stability and density while greatly improving the security of shared hosting. Server owners can continue to limit available applications and limit accessible devices but without the performance monitoring and server management required for container based virtualization. The software is available to all CloudLinux subscribers.
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About Cloud Linux, Inc.
Founded in Princeton, NJ, Cloud Linux Inc. is a privately funded company that combines unique expertise in the service provider business with in-depth technical knowledge of hosting, kernel development and open source.
Cloud Linux Inc. provides hosting companies and datacenters with the only commercially supported Linux operating system (OS) optimized for their needs. The new technology behind CloudLinux has been proven to increase density, stability and performance, helping customers realize reduced operating costs and increased profitability.